Locky is coming: Ransomware campaign uses Game of Thrones-themed scripting variables

Haythem Elmir

A Lannister always pays his debts. And you, too, may have to pay up if you become infected with Locky ransomware, delivered in an email distribution campaign that uses Game of Thrones references in its scripting variables.

In a company blog post on Friday, PhishMe intelligence analyst Victor Cornell describes recently discovered Locky threat campaign, noting that the Visual Basic script delivered by the phishing email operation pays homage to the hit HBO fantasy drama, based on George R. R. Martin’s series of novels A Song of Ice and Fire.

To read the original article: https://www.scmagazine.com/locky-is-coming-ransomware-campaign-uses-game-of-thrones-themed-scripting-variables/article/694973/

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